With 617 swine flu cases reported in Delhi, thehealth department has directed all hospitals to procure logistics required to ensure continuous supply of medicine, vaccine and kits.
After a state-level review meeting, the Delhi administration saidall government hospitals in the city are equipped with necessary logistics required for the management of the disease and the drug Oseltamivir along with personal protective equipments (PPE kits) and N95 masks are also available.
Recent guidelines from the Union Health Ministry on case diagnosis, management, vaccination, isolation criteria, risk categorization and preventive measures have been circulated among all hospitals and health facilities.
Health advisories have been prepared and issued for general public in leading newspapers. The Director General of Health Services (DGHS) was asked to issue regular advisories in the papers and media.
“Collection and compilation of confirmed swine flu cases from various reporting units and labs with complete line listing on daily basis is being done at the state level. Compiled report is shared with districts for timely surveillance activities and preventive measures,” an official said.
Patients with co-morbid condition like low immunity, on immune-suppressant, blood cancer, renal transplant, diabetes, heart disease are at high risk of getting infected with swine flu.